Contemporary Urban Refuge: the Skygarden House in Toronto

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Dubbeldam Architecture + Design completed the development of the Skygarden House, a contemporary residence located in midtown Toronto, Canada. The three-level home hides between the trees on the site and offers plenty of outdoor spaces for work and relaxation.

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The architects remodeled a century-old building on the site, turning it into a contemporary refuge. Colorful and fresh, the interiors of the Skygarden House feature floor-to-ceiling windows, allowing natural light to flood the spaces. The highlight of the property is an open-air roof deck, which extends the public areas of the residence.

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“The rear yard is landscaped and features a generously scaled thermally-treated ash wood deck. A few steps down is another zone, defined by granite pavers and planted with a row of honey locust trees that offer dappled light and shade in summer. Even the existing porch at the front of the house is an extension of the indoor living space, remade into a private outdoor dining room enclosed by a five-foot-high wood screen, extending the private realm into the public arena.”